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Democratic presidential candidates coming to New Orleans for Essence Fest

2020 Presidential Candidates Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke and Elizabeth Warren will speak

Five of the top democratic candidates for the 2020 Presidential race will be in New Orleans this week for Essence Festival.

Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, Former Representative Beto O’Rourke and Senator Elizabeth Warren will all participate in live "Presidential Spotlight" segments on Saturday and Sunday (July 6-7) on the Essence Power Stage at the Morial Convention Center.

Each candidate will outline their platform, then field questions generated directly from the ESSENCE community. Each candidate will appear for 20 minutes.

Saturday, July 6:

  • Kamala Harris at 11:18am – 11:38am CT
  • Cory Booker at 1:05pm – 1:25pm CT
  • Elizabeth Warren at 2:52pm – 3:12pm CT
  • Beto O’Rourke at 4:04pm – 4:24pm CT

Sunday, July 7:

  • Pete Buttigieg at 11:00am – 11:20am CT

Rev. Al Sharpton, ESSENCE CEO Michelle Ebanks and Richelieu Dinner, founder and chair of Essence Ventures, will moderate a Q&A session with each candidate.

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